Farmers hail 'fish grab' victory.
FARMERS have claimed victory in a dispute over fishing rights. Last
year more than 140 notices were served on landowners covering the Ogmore
River and its tributaries. These were an attempt by the trustees of the
Ogmore Angling Association to register a "profit a prendre" on
the river and its tributaries, which would have given them sole and
exclusive fishing rights. After the FUW intervened, the Land Registry
has now cancelled these applications. It is believed the trustees'
solicitor failed to respond to the objections raised by landowners. It
is the second time Association trustees has unsuccessfully attempted to
register the rights. FUW Glamorgan's Glyn Davies said: "These
applications have caused a huge amount of distress and anger to
landowners." The FUW is now calling on the Westminster and Welsh
Governments to review the profit a prendre system.
RELIEVED: FUW members Tom and Beatrice Hayball-Jones